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Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5
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5 out of 5 eggs Good value, dependability and price per gigabyte 04/22/2016

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 480GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDCR480GB-7-A

Pros: I have now purchased 16 or so of these or the ECO series drives recently, this is my 7-8Th? order of these Mushy drives from here in the past few months. I only use these drives 2/4 at a time in raid setups. Not one failure. Don't confuse low price drive with a cheap drive, two entirely different things. The problem isn't low priced drives it's the people that can now afford to buy them. IF your only going to use 1 drive these are not the fastest game in town, i never just one all by its lonesome but anyway i am willing to give up that little bit of speed for dependability and day of the week. In TRW that extra 40/50 Mbs for average users wont make a difference anyway.

Takes about 4-6 minutes for a fresh install

Cons: Could be "BUY 3 GET 1 FREE"

Other Thoughts: They're good solid drives, i can understand the industry standard of .05% defective or DOA. Other than that i would tend to think its improper use or care.. Its not a platter drive don't treat it like one.- Do NOT run programs or services that constantly write to it. EX torrent-split cast-tickers-monitoring program- disc keepers- certain AV ware. Don't clone all your old problems, junk and bad drivers and software to your new SSD.

When you hear someone say "its a terrible item, I'm on my 3rd RMA- 2 failed in 2 weeks" -- Do you really think its the drive? Nobody is that lucky.
Just follow that that tiny bit of common sense and you'll have this drive for a long time. Computer will be outdated before this drive wears out.

I copied and pasted most of this from one of my other Mushkin reviews sorry if you already read it.

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C15D-16GVS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Works as advertised. Fast and delivers the outstanding quality i expect from G-Skill 04/21/2016

This review is from: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C15D-16GVS

Pros: Works as advertised in my ASRock X-4 Z170 chipset board, i just set a built in profile
on my board no other settings involved. Booted first shot on a new board. I think it defaulted
to 1.4+ish ? or something in that area. Lifetime warranty. There really should be NO bad reviews on this memory.
Smart people check their hardware compatibility list first. If you cant get it to run at advertised speed its NOT the memory's fault.

If by chance it dont work correctly for you leave your review stating "what board/bios" it didn't work in so somebody
else dont make the same rookie mistake you made.

Cons: *NONE*
Wouldn't boot at 3800. On a side note it works just fine at 3000/3200. I really would of liked
BLUE for this build and i'm not willing to sacrifice and go with Ripjaws-4 and TRIDENT was grey.
It will live at 3000 happily ever after.

Other Thoughts: Works fine on a Z170 chipset, if you bought a H170, H110 or B150 you should of spent the
extra 20$ and got a better board. Some of the cheaper 100 series boards can't run this at
advertised speeds. Check your HCL yourself, nobody else knows what board/bios/chipset you have.

Realistically you wont notice the difference except in Bench tools between this 3000 and say 2400.
Below that is when you might begin to notice. You should of saved your money and bought an AMD if
your OK with 2133 or wait for the "AMD A4-ZEN".

Not sure if these are Samsung or SKH chips on here, it dont matter and i don't care about tiny details like that anymore.

A quick word on M/Board (marketing) Now gigabyte comes to mind first because i just worked
on one and they have such terrible memory support. The 400$ board-A, and the 120$ board-B
have almost identical hardware. Board-a already runs this memory and board-b wont. Now
after a year or so and probably 6-7-8 BIOS updates for "microcode/memory compatibility"
your 120$ will run it. None of the hardware changed-right. That compatibility update is
probably available right now but you cant have it yet. If the 120$ boards ran as good or
almost as good as the 400$ boards they wouldn't sell very many of the 400$ boards, now
you see how it works. So if you bought a cheaper board just keep checking the website and
updating the bios every month and in a year or so you will be able to run this memory
with no problem. If you ever noticed the 400$ boards don't get BIOS updates every month,
that's part of the reason. The constant updates are also supposed to give the consumer the
impression and fake confidence that they're working hard on it and constantly improving it.
Yea OK. Not that i would condone a modified-hacked-unlocked BIOS but there are known solutions.

Feel free to click the "NO" button below where it asks "Did you find this review helpful" if you
already own a gigabyte or any other cheap board that won't support this memory and now you
dont want to hear about it. See ya next year after your 8 bios updates.

I would & do recommend any G-Skill memory for coinciding supported hardware. The actual chips in this are the same stuff you
have been using in your phone/ipad/remote's and most other household devices for years now.

RAIDMAX Hyperion MATX-102WBU Black/Blue Aluminum / Plastic / Steel Micro ATX Computer Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Clean looking , small and roomy. 04/17/2016

This review is from: RAIDMAX Hyperion MATX-102WBU Black/Blue Aluminum / Plastic / Steel Micro ATX Computer Case

Pros: It was less than 35$,(rebate) that was the clincher for me.
It was this or the V21 anyway and when i looked at this later that
night it had a rebate. I think this looks better anyway.
Quality looking case, lots of cooling options. It has the look
of a 100$ case.
Tons of places for drives also, normal SSD's not so much on the big
antiquated platter type. Came with AV rings and all the hardware i
needed. Nice-excellent cable management. Has 5th expansion slot,
- that's huge for me and a big part of the reason i bought this case.
Vertical board layout. Huge assortment of layout options and
NONE involved cutting anything.

It will hold multiple +12"(320mm) video cards and still have good case
cooling options available, and that didn't involve cutting
anything either.

Its about impossible to make a sloppy looking build on this.
I generally hate window case's but i like this case. Its
small and roomy at the same time if you can understand that.
I dont know the actual footprint size nor do i care.

Cons: For ME, none that i couldn't work around i am a professional. I
read other professional's reviews on this BEFORE i bought it so i
knew exactly what to expect.
In general, the drive carousel. If you put a +7" PS like an RM850
corsair you might as well just pull that out and throw it away.
There will be no room left to run/manipulate your wiring. That
carousel could of went right above the power supply similar to
the V21.
Like most people i don't use a burner drive anymore so loosing the
5 1/2" to fans or a radiator don't affect me. A flat 5 1/2' tray
will hold 2 SSD drives or 1 3-1/2 and still have room for the fans,
just a thought. Noise is never an issue with me. I prefer
performance & cool over quiet any day, so i cant say anything on
that i made my choice years ago.

Other Thoughts: I took the drive carousal out and used the bracket on the left wall
for my drives. I turned/flipped it 180, my drive cable was 1" too short the
other way. There is also holes in the back wall above the P/S that
will hold a 2 1/2" drive or multi drive bracket type thingy. The
drive carousel should of went there fastened to the back of M/B plate
and back wall. (and it would be there if i needed it)
I only use 2 x 500 SSD drives so i have plenty of room, at about or less than
.20 cents a GB average why does anybody still use old fashioned platter drives
anyway. I have an 850-M PS on order. I went with ARCTIC FREEZE 120
liquid(2 fans P/P-EX) on the back wall. I originally had a 200 fan on the
roof but it was overkill and just extra noise. I now have the blue 2-120
up there(in) and the stock 120 on the floor(in) temporarily. There is
room on the floor for drives or fans. As its Matx with that extra 5th slot
(a little more room) you can put a 25mm thick set fans down there also to
cool your SLI/CF. There is slots on the front also that you can put fans
on the inside. I have 2 +11" video cards and i have room for 25mm fans in
front of them on the inside of the case, ill get to that during the week
when my new PS gets here. The RM850 thats gonna run my 2 x 980's, i7 6700,
16Gb-DDR-3000 and 2 x 500 SSD on my ASRock X4-M board.

There is reviews all over the place on this case, most are very good.
After reading some other reviews here and online i did a quick G search
on "Raidmax Rebate Problems". I will remain hopeful anyway even after
the results i found. Even at full price its a good case and i will be
looking at the rest of the series after i get 1-2 more of these. I
overlooked this entire line as a gimmicky-flashy case for kids, my bad.
Its a good quality case with an adult look to it- this model anyway.

I originally wanted that tigershark case (RAIDMAX ATX-366WB) because it
has handles. But there was no "overview" page here on N/Egg and the RMax
web site didnt have anything up about it either when i looked last week.
The website now has the information posted.

I would recommend this case to anybody. Could be a tad heavier\thicker
but I'm not hard on case's anyway.


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Date Joined: 05/24/11

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